The capital of the Tuscany region of Italy, right in the center of the country, home to the most amazing creations from the Renaissance era and forward, amazing restaurants, views, tours, and a beautiful and romantic vibe of the old times. Florence is filled with amazing structures and buildings such as the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Ponte Vecchio, the Palazzo Vecchio (a 13th -century palace) and so on. As for the shopping, you would be surprised by the amount of the fashion and high couture stores, and due to the fact that the Polimoda Fashion School is located there, there are many markets full of masterpieces and antiques. Florence is extremely gay friendly and the gay community is a large part of the creative and social part of Florence, and for those who love fabrics, art and fashion, this is the place for you!
In general, the Tuscany region is a must visit for all of the recognizable Renaissance art and architecture, for the rugged Apennine Mountains, the island of Elba and the beaches on the Tyrrhenian Sea and the beautiful olive groves and vineyards of Chianti.